Freespace Happening is back for a fun, musical season launch at the Nursery Park on 9 and 10 September, with two full days of outdoor activities perfect for everyone!
Creating exciting new music connections and presenting a pioneering line-up of local and international acts, the weekend’s stars include GDJYB, who will perform at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival this November, Interzone Collective, PHOON, Still Minds, Asyndeton and very special guests from Iceland Jófríður Ákadóttir (JFDR) on stage on our Central Lawn. To encourage artists to take up different roles in creation, we have invited musician and producer Tomii Chan to organise Saturday’s music programme at the South Lawn, bringing a great selection of young, up-and-coming alternative bands like Luther’s Sister, Wellsaid and Hurok, to showcase the diversity of Hong Kong’s independent music scene.
We will also be releasing our very first Freespace Mixtape, with new recordings from six groups of talented local musicians who took part in last season’s Freespace collaborations. Limited-edition cassette tapes of these special studio mixes will be on sale exclusively during the event, alongside a workshop presented by LAB by Dimension Plus to demonstrate how to make a simple DIY cassette player.
The House of Hong Kong Literature joins us again with a new Sunset 530 Workshop, where you can create photo filters with your own poems and take one-of-a-kind pictures against the Hong Kong skyline at sunset. You can also join the “Writing on Leaves - a Wander in the Park” guided tour and read poems inspired by the different plants in the Nursery Park, try your luck at the “Literature Gachapon” capsule vending machine and take home a small, poem-inspired charm, and borrow or swap books at the Reading on the Grass bookcrossing.
Other returning favourites include the popular “Hoikokdaytan 2046” handicraft market, with stalls and popup stores supporting locally sourced and hand-made products, WE Dance monthly showcases and workshops, and lots of fun craft projects for kids that will keep their tiny hands busy and spark their imagination!
So pack a picnic, grab your family, friends and pets and celebrate the summer at Freespace Happening. With great music, literature, market stalls, theatre, dance and creative workshops, September’s Freespace Happening is sure to be more fun than ever!
Date and time:
9 September 2017 (Saturday) 2:00pm – 9:30pm
10 September 2017 (Sunday) 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
*Registration applicable to selected workshops
Events take place every second weekend of each month and application is now open for Hoikokdaytan2046.
About Freespace Happening:
Between August 2015 and March 2017, Freespace Happening attracted over 120,000 visitors to West Kowloon Nursery Park with a fun variety of free outdoor music and art activities. September 2017 sees the start of our new season, bringing audiences a mix of music, dance, street performances, markets, workshops and more. Events take place every second weekend of each month.
Upcoming Freespace Happening Events:
8 October 2017 2:00pm – 7:00pm
11 – 12 November 2017 2:00pm – 10:30pm
10 December 2017 2:00pm – 7:00pm
14 January 2018 2:00pm – 7:00pm
11 February 2018 2:00pm – 7:00pm
10 March 2018 2:00pm – 10:30pm
11 March 2018 2:00pm – 7:00pm
WE Dance Collaborating Partner: